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D.C. moves to impose 24-hour waiting period for tattoos, piercings

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The District of Columbia's Department of Health is proposing regulations that would force people who want a tattoo or piercing to go through a 24-hour waiting period before having body work done, WAMU reports.

WAMU 88.5's Martin Austermuhle reports that as part of a new batch of regulations, body art customers would have to wait a full day before going through the procedure.

Tattoos and piercings weren't even regulated in the district until the middle of last year, WAMU says.

The new regulations would also prohibit tattoo artists from working on anyone under the age of 18.

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